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Sunday Service Times
Why not join us and worship during the COV-19 lockdown?
Join us at 11.00 every Sunday in our telephone conference Service.
Just dial 0333 011 0616 and then, when prompted, put in the code, 4630680#.
Beware, the company which provides the conferencing facility is American. When you dial, you will be asked to put in the code number followed by the pound sign. They are speaking American. The pound sign means hash. Once you have done this, you will be asked to state your name and press the pound sign (hash key) again. This done, you will be there for the Service.
Welcome to the website of the Haverfordwest south group of Congregational and United Reformed Churches.
We are three churches situated in Haverfordwest, Freystrop and Hook who share a joint ministry.
Please enjoy the website and remember that if you would like to visit us in person, you can be sure of a warm reception.
Since last July when I had a stent put in to enable the blood flow to the heart to continue freely and then in September when a cancerous growth was discovered in the bowel, operated upon successfully, followed by chemotherapy for four months, I am now back in full health and able to take up my duties as minister serving our three churches. It has been quite a challenging experience and I have learned a number of lessons. For example, how fragile life is, how our plans can be altered, how inner reserves of strength which we didn’t know we had, enable us to cope, and how very kind and caring people are. Again, I thank you all for your prayers, cards, telephone messages and visits, all of which made me feel very loved. How important and wonderful it is to be part of a caring church community. I wish that many more people would realise that and join their local church where they would find a deeper, kinder way of life. This brings me to the greatest lesson I’ve learned which is that the love of God is everywhere and in everything.
St Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth ch.13 ends by saying, “faith, hope and love, but the greatest of them all is love.” By that he meant that while faith and hope are vital for life and survival, they must be rooted in love. Without love there can be no real faith, no real hope. I felt the love of God in the kindness shown me by our dear congregations, and by friends, neighbours and by many others. Likewise, I felt the love of God in the skill and concern of the surgical team and the nursing shifts. There was also a great spiritual power hovering over me that I hardly noticed until it gently embraced me. It was the love of God. We are told that “God so loved the world that he gave His only Son so that everyone who has faith should not perish but have eternal life.” God was in Jesus, and when Jesus sacrificed His life on the cross and He sacrificed His life for love.
Well, those are a few things that have had a profound effect upon me through the experiences of the past few months. Again, I am deeply grateful to Dr Colin Brown for being ready to take over services at a moment’s notice and arranging cover by others. Thanks also to my dear colleague Rev Chris Gillham and also Kate Wolsey. Now we place ourselves in the hands of God and look to the future, keeping in mind those dear ones who passed away recently and have left a big gap yet a lasting legacy. Thy Will be done.
Love to you all.
Rev. S. Skibinewski-Woods
"I am the resurrection and the life. whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11 v 25
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Tabernacle members enjoy decorating the Church for special ocassions. Here is a lady who really got into the spirit of St. Davids Day.
Every year, Mount Zion holds a moving and joyful service on Easter Day, when a stark cross is transformed by flowers into a living symbol of resurrection.